Anyone heard of visaton

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  1. Mark gas

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    Well, I have not personally heard the speakers, or their drivers. Interesting drivers: "broad range". I clicked on their "Solitude" model (MMM tower speaker)...three mid-woof sized drivers and no tweeter, but, as they say, broad range. Then I saw the frequency spec: "25-20000 Hz (-10dB)" Without clarification, that tells me that the LF 25 Hz figure is probably -10 dB and the HF 20000 Hz figure could also be -10 dB. -10 dB is NONTRIVIAL. That begs the question: what are the -3dB points?
    Click on the FR graph - pretty ragged hills and valleys above 2 kHz.
    They apparently don't have a U.S. dealer, so you'd need to consider shipping costs, and then if you didn't like the speaker, you would probably have to pay for return shipping.
    Sorry to sound negative, and I FOR SURE don't want to cast aspersions on a DIY-friendly company, wherever they are, but I'm just saying continue your search until you find more than one person who has listened to the company's speakers.
     
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    Thier prices also seem very high. If I am reading it right there 2 way ALTO GENESIS SAT is 145,29 EURO meaning 18,510.35 USD unless that comma is supposed to be a period.
     
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    The comma is a period.
     
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    Yes, the rest of the world uses a comma as we use a period in numbers. I also think their prices are a bit high.
     
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    I've never heard the Visaton drivers either... but there is a local distributor in Canada, which is www.solen.ca (the caps guys).

    When compare to Vifa, Scan Speak, Seas... the prices in Canadian dollars do seem a little high since they are somewhat less known here. Perhaps it's a different story in Europe?
    Rob
     
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    The Visaton B200 is quite popular amongst the "full-range" and "open-baffle" crowd. It is supposed to be quite enjoyable in OB and is usually accompanied by a large woofer in the same baffle, similar to the Eminence Beta series woofers. You can imagine what size baffle we're talking about (~48" to 60" width). From what I've been told the rest of the line-up is less spectacular.
     

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